Two people have been killed and seven wounded in a knife attack on a train in Germany. The attack took place in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein that borders Denmark. A young man is in police custody.
A man with a knife killed two people and wounded seven more on a regional train running from Kiel to Hamburg on Wednesday.
A suspect was arrested at a small train station in Brokstedt soon after the crime.
The state of Schleswig-Holstein's interior minister, Sabine Sütterlin-Waack, rushed to the scene soon after being informed of the news. Speaking to reporters in Brokstedt on Wednesday evening, she said that the suspect was a stateless man from the Palestinian territories.
Reports on the young man's age varied slightly in the hours following the attack. But police said a 33-year-old suspect had been taken to hospital while under arrest to treat minor injuries.
Three of those wounded were seriously hurt, four suffered minor injuries.
Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser wrote on Twitter: "All our thoughts are with the victims of this awful crime and their families."
She said she had reached out to her regional colleague Sütterlin-Waack to offer support.
"The background to this crime is now being investigated with high priority," Faeser said. "I offer heartfelt thanks to police and emergency services."
Other national and regional politicians and local religious leaders also issued similar messages of condolence or distress.